J.J. Abrams just released to EW a teaser (video below) for a new project from Bad Robot. What project? We asked, but he’s not telling. At least not yet. Is it a new film? A TV series? A digital endeavor? Let the speculation begin! (And let us know what you think.) READ FULL STORY
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Don’t fret X-Men fans. You will not need to wait until next summer to see Professor X and Magneto together again in X-Men: Days of Future Past. This fall, stage and screen titans Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart are teaming up on Broadway to deliver two classic plays in repertory, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Harold Pinter’s No Man’s Land, playing a total of four roles among them which should give the acclaimed thesps a lot to impress with. (Fellow Brit Mark Rylance will be doing the same this upcoming season with his Richard III/Twelfth Night gender-smashing one-two punch). Joining them will be Tony winners Billy Crudup (The Coast of Utopia) and Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!), and judging from this exclusive video, it appears to be nothing but happy pros at work here.
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During EW’s long conversation with Jerry Seinfeld about the art of comedy and how that obsession became the web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld talked a lot about the fact that most great comedy comes from irritation, and that all the greats have the ability to spin that sense of annoyance into something hilarious.
So what is currently bothering Seinfeld? The post office. Specifically, the silliness of their conveyances and the cost of stamps. “Stop going up a penny on the stamps,” he said. “Just make it a dollar, and if there’s any profit, get yourself some pants and a real car.”
In addition to the postal service, Seinfeld is also currently obsessed with the movie Moneyball. “Any time I get some free time, I just play it and sit and watch it over and over,” Seinfeld said.
Check out his whole in-development post office bit as well as his thoughts on Moneyball below.
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The second season of Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee kicked off last week with a killer episode featuring Sarah Silverman. This week, David Letterman joins Seinfeld on his quest for caffeine via a cool ride; that episode will go live at Noon today over at the show’s official website and at Crackle.
For an even bigger Seinfeld fix, check out this week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly, which features Seinfeld’s explanation of the whole CICGC phenomenon in his own words. The conversation with the comedy legend diverted into all sorts of other areas (much like an episode of his new series), and he revealed to EW his five favorite funny films of all time.
His picks are eclectic, and they include at least one movie that is definitely not a comedy. Check out Seinfeld’s picks in the exclusive video below. READ FULL STORY
Gorillaz creators Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett talk about their stage musical version of a Chinese fable -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
The duo behind the virtual rock band Gorillaz is busting into three dimensions for a change, and in a very big way. Monkey: Journey to the West, a stage-musical adaptation of a 16th-century Chinese folk tale, features an East-meets-West score by Blur singer Damon Albarn and colorful design work and animation by his Gorillaz collaborator, artist Jamie Hewlett. The production — conceived and directed by renowned opera director Chen Shi-Zheng with elements of traditional Chinese martial arts, acrobatics, and dance — will have its New York premiere this summer, opening the Lincoln Center Festival and playing 27 performances from July 6-28. (Since premiering in Manchester, England, in 2007, the show has made its own epic journey around the West.)
It turns out that Hewlett and Albarn have a long association with the story of a Monkey King who leads a Buddhist monk through an enchanted kingdom. “I grew up on the Japanese television version of Monkey: Journey to the West as a schoolboy,” Hewlett explains. Adds Albarn: “It’s one of those things that you talked about in school the next day.”
In this exclusive video clip (after the jump), the duo discuss their efforts to bring the fable to life on stage. READ FULL STORY
'Matilda' composer Tim Minchin on the Broadway hit's signature song 'When I Grow Up' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
At the top of the second act of the new Broadway hit Matilda the Musical, the pint-size ensemble appears on giant swings to deliver the show’s signature song, “When I Grow Up.” The simple, round-like melody includes such lines as, “When I grow up, I will eat sweets every day on the way to work and I will go to bed late every night.” In an exclusive new video (after the jump), Australian songwriter and outspoken skeptic Tim Minchin explains how he composed the evocative ode to “childish wonderment” — which he notes was the very first tune he wrote for the critically acclaimed adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book that has earned 12 nominations for next month’s Tony Awards, including Best Musical. READ FULL STORY
Hugh Jackman is no slacker. But that’s no surprise to anyone even passively aware of the great physical and emotional feats the Australian actor puts himself through for roles — whether it’s playing a 19th-century convict on the run in Les Miserables or inhabiting the brutish physicality of Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, Jackman commits to his characters without abandon.
To kick off Entertainment Weekly Radio, which launched on SiriusXM (channel 105) today, Entertainment Weekly’s editor-in-chief Jess Cagle spoke to Jackman about his most challenging role to date and his crazy Wolverine diet. READ FULL STORY
Nathan Lane fans, rejoice! The two-time Tony winner plays Chauncey Miles, a gay burlesque star of the 1930s living an underground life and contemplating romance with a much-younger admirer (Jonny Orsini) in Douglas Carter Beane’s new play The Nance. The show premiered on Monday at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway, and EW’s exclusive video clip from opening night includes appearances by some notable first-nighters (Jesse Tyler Ferguson! Victor Garber! Cynthia Nixon!) and hints at what you can expect from the show. (Dig that great turntable set!)
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A new musical about a car dealership contest in Texas might not be what you would expect from Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. In Hands on a Hardbody, there are no 15 minute guitar-heavy, lyrics-free, pot-fueled run-on jams, just a collection of stories about the people competing in a small town contest to win a pickup truck, focusing on 10 characters with their hands firmly fixed on the Nissan in question. Below, Anastasio and lyricist/co-composer Amanda Green (Bring It On: The Musical) discuss the show, which opens on Broadway this Thursday, and preview some of the songs from the new musical.
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Downton Abbey fans weren’t the only ones to take offense to Jeremy Irons’ recent remarks about their beloved show. After reading about how the actor dubbed the British series “the Ford Fiesta of television,” the motor company got in touch with EW to set the record straight.
“Jeremy Irons is an great actor. Everyone knows that. But our Fiesta is a great car. Given the situation, we thought it would be best to issue a formal response with something Mr. Irons could appreciate: a ridiculously dressed, Shakespeare-spouting Bard of Ford,” Car Communications Manager Dan Mazei wrote us in an email. “Irons had his chance to respond. Why shouldn’t we?”
Our bad. We never considered the true victim of Irons’ hurtful comments — not the popular period drama, but the poor lime green hatchback that somehow became the actor’s standard for mediocre in the first place. And that’s rich coming from a man who starred in Dungeons & Dragons. So Ford took 24 hours, collected all the Shakespearean garb they could find, and created a brand new mascot to issue their official response. Check out the exclusive video below: READ FULL STORY
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